Sunday, 9 December 2018

New trailer released for "Crucible of the Vampire" - in UK cinemas Feb 1st

Checkout the brand new trailer for the critically acclaimed gothic chiller "Crucible of the Vampire" from Iain Ross-McNamee, starring Neil Morrissey alongside Katie Goldfinch and Florence Cady, this brooding vampire tale gives a strong nod to classic British horror greats and the genre defining Hammer Horror films. 


"Crucible of the Vampire" is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and on digital platforms courtesy of Screenbound Entertainment. 





AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS - out now at selected Cinemas and on Digital Download

Await Further Instructions, the must-see, critically acclaimed British sci-fi horror of the year is out now at selected UK Cinemas and on Digital Download as the perfect antidote for Christmas!

It’s Christmas Day and the dysfunctional Milgram family wake to find a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Something monumental is clearly happening right outside their door, but what exactly – an industrial accident, a terrorist attack, a nuclear war? 

All their limited information now comes from the television. But as the ominous gogglebox exerts an ever more sinister grip on their psyches, their terrified paranoia escalates into bloody carnage.

A powder keg of throat-grabbing suspense, Cronenbergian intensity and mind-bending body horror from Johnny Kevorkian, the director of The Disappeared, and BAFTA-nominated Jack Tarling, the producer of God’s Own Country.

Await Further Instructions is out now in Cinemas and on Digital Download from Trinity Filmed Entertainment

View the trailer...








Wednesday, 5 December 2018

LEPRECHAUN RETURNS - Available Digitally this month!

Horror’s smallest terror is back to reclaim the treasure that’s been lost for 25 years in LEPRECHAUN RETURNS. With Mark Holton reprising his role from the cult-classic Leprechaun, this deadly, wisecracking franchise is back in all its gory glory and available to download on all digital platforms this December.
 
When the sorority sisters of the Alpha Upsilon house decide to go green and use an old well as their water source they unwittingly awaken a pint-sized, green-clad monster. 

The Leprechaun wants a pot of gold buried near the sorority house, but first he must recover his powers with a killing spree—and only the girls of AU can stop him…

The latest movie from the kooky horror film franchise LEPRECHAUN RETURNS will only be available to stream digitally from 11th December on:

Sky Store
iTunes
Amazon
Google Play
Virgin Movies (TVOD Only)
Talk Talk
XBOX
Sony PlayStation
Rakuten TV
Chili TV

View the trailer..

 

Class of 1999, The Unholy and Parents come to UK BD from Lionsgate's Vestron Collection

Lionsgate UK are pleased to announce three more cult classics joining their Vestron Collector’s Series this February. Originally released by Vestron Video, these classic horror and sci-fi titles are restored and remastered on Blu-ray and packed with hours of special features. 

CLASS OF 1999 (1990)

The time is the future, and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become “free fire zones” into which not even the police will venture. 

When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides “tactical education units”. 

Human-like androids have been programmed to teach and are supplied with weapons to handle discipline problems. These kids will get a lesson in staying alive!

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Audio commentary with producer/director Mark L. Lester
• ‘School Safety’ – interviews with director/producer Mark L. Lester and co-producer Eugene Mazzola
• ‘New Rules’ – an interview with screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
• ‘Cyber-Teachers From Hell’ – interviews with special effects creators Eric Allard and Rick Stratton
• ‘Future of Discipline’ – an interview with director of photography Mark Irwin
• Theatrical trailer
• TV spots
• Still gallery
• Video promo

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk


PARENTS (1989)

Meet the Laemles. Dad’s got a great job. Mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for. And ten-year-old Michael has neat new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. 

They’re the all-American family… or are they? Michael can’t figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. “Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers?” questions young Michael. “Leftovers-to-be,” smiles dad. 

Dad’s bringing home the bacon… and a whole lot more. Michael’s parents are getting away with murder – making home where the horror is!

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Audio commentary with director Bob Balaban and producer Bonnie Palef
• Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Jonathan Elias
• 'Leftovers To Be' - with screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne
• 'Mother’s Day' - with actress Mary Beth Hurt
• 'Inside Out' - an interview with director of photography Robin Vidgeon
• 'Vintage Tastes' - with decorative consultant Yolanda Cuomo
• Theatrical trailer
• Radio spots
• Still gallery

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk


THE UNHOLY (1988)

In New Orleans, a city with a dark underside of black magic and satanic worship, two priests have been brutally murdered at St. Agnes Church. Now The Unholy reigns, only to be challenged by the purest of mortal souls. 

Father Michael (Ben Cross), believed to be spiritually blessed, is appointed to the ungodly parish. Is he really the “chosen one”, strong enough to fight such ravishing temptation, such raw evil? Or is he simply the third to die? 

Some say Father Michael hasn’t got a prayer.

SPECIAL FEATURES

• Audio commentary with director Camilo Vila
• Isolated score selections and audio interview with composer Roger Bellon
• Audio interview with production designer & co-writer Fernando Fonseca, featuring isolated selections from his unused score
• 'Sins of the Father' with Ben Cross
• 'Demons in the Flesh: The Monsters of The Unholy'
• 'Prayer Offerings' with production designer & co-writer Fernando Fonseca
• Original ending featuring optional audio commentary with producer Mathew Hayden
• Theatrical trailer
• TV spots
• Radio spots
• Original storyboard gallery
• Still gallery

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Lionsgate UK presents Class of 1999, Parents and The Unholy restored on Blu-ray from February 25th, 2019.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

"A Sweet and Vicious Beauty" - Now streaming on Amazon

Beheadings, beheadings, beheadings! As many beheadings as you'd want to see in a movie! Amazon Prime is now streaming Gothic horror film "A Sweet and Vicious Beauty"! If you have a Prime account that means it's free!

Legend says that when someone dies, their last breath stays in their throat. Narcissa Sentinel is a sick woman who lives in a rotting mansion in the middle of desolate woods. She has her servants dig up the corpses from the nearby graveyard and bring her the heads, and she inhales the last breath from the mouths of the rotten skulls. She finds herself getting well, and soon realizes that in order to fully cure herself, she needs to move to fresher victims.

A Sweet and Vicious Beauty is a low budget wonder, using stylized sets and rear projections like in 1930s Universal horror films, historic Baltimore mansions for sets, dozens of handmade outfits, and hundreds of trained crows! Plus did someone mention BEHEADINGS???

Starring as Narcissa Sentinel is Bette Cassatt from V/H/S/2, Model Hunger and Tales of Poe, and she also created her makeup design and made all of her own costumes, as well as many more. Sara Cole from Don Dohler's Dead Hunt stars as Ingrid, and Brenden McDougal stars as Ethan. 

Eric Thornett wrote and directed the film, and is least known for his movie Shockheaded which was distributed in Blockbuster Video, and is secondly known for falling down the stairs...sometimes on purpose, sometimes by accident, and sometimes by accident and then he claims to have done it on purpose.

"Sweet and Vicious Beauty" is available to stream now on Amazon prime!

View the trailer on YouTube.


Watch the series on Amazon.co.uk.





 

OCCUPATION comes to UK Disc and Digital January

War of the Worlds Aussie-style, as small-town residents fight alien invaders in a slam-bang sci-fi epic packed with dazzling effects and bug-eyed beasties.

After their small Australian town is annihilated by an airborne attack, a group of civilians evade capture, only to discover they are now among the last remaining survivors of an extraterrestrial invasion engulfing the entire planet.

As humanity falls under world-wide occupation, the small group form a home-grown army to fight back against vastly superior and utterly merciless enemy forces.

Director Luke Sparke follows up his hugely enjoyable action-horror Red Billabong with a no-nonsense alien invasion epic that mixes Red Dawn into Independence Day for an explosive burst of Ozploitation sci-fi entertainment, that has proved such a big hit in cinemas down under that a sequel is already being filmed.

Featuring some memorably nasty visitors from another planet, more explosions than you can count, and a band of feisty human fighters you’ll be sure to be rooting for, this is a must for fans of invasion spectaculars like Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles.

OCCUPATION is released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digitaly on 21st January 2019 by Altitude Film Entertainment.

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk

 

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Far From the Apple Tree trailer

Official trailer released for Sorcha Groundell's (The Innocents) fairytale-horror movie, Far From The Apple Tree.

Check it out below...


Judith (Sorcha Groundell), a wide-eyed and innocent artist, has been given the offer of a life time – the opportunity to live and learn from renowned occult artist, Roberta Roslin (Victoria Liddelle - The Outlaw King).

In exchange for cataloguing and archiving Roberta's visual archive Judith will be trained, moulded and prepared for her first solo art exhibition. To her horror, Judith soon realises that there is more to Roberta's offer than she initially thought as she discovers a mysterious woman hidden within the archive – Roberta's missing daughter who bears a striking resemblance to herself. Judith is faced with a battle between artistic integrity and her own mind.

Directed by Grant McPhee (Post Punk documentary Big Gold Dream, one of 2015's Sight and Sound picks of the year, and psychedelic horror Night Kaleidoscope) and with a soundtrack by underground artist Rose McDowall (Psychic TV, Strawberry Switchblade, Current93) Far From the Apple Tree follows in the tradition of The Wicker Man, Alice in Wonderland, Valerie's Week of Wonders, Jean Rollin and Rebecca with an added large dose of dark psychedelia.

Far From the Apple Tree will hit cinemas, DVD and online platforms in early 2019.

Visit the official Facebook page.

 



HAMMER HORROR stars reunite for HOUSE OF THE GORGON at Regent Street Cinema

Join cult film icons Caroline Munro (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter) and Martine Beswicke (Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Thunderball) as they present their latest film HOUSE OF THE GORGON: A Gothic Fairytale on Friday, 25 January at the Regent Street Cinema.

Filmed in the style of the classic horror films of yesteryear, HOUSE OF THE GORGON brings together four original Hammer film stars for the first time in a feature film! The story follows the young Isobel Banning (Georgina Dugdale – Caroline Munro’s real-life daughter) as she travels with her mother (Veronica Carlson, Dracula Has Risen From the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed) to marry her university sweetheart Dr. Julian Pritchard (Joshua Kennedy). 

Along their journey they meet the mysterious Father Llewellyn (Christopher Neame, Dracula A.D. 1972, License to Kill), the local priest, who refuses to divulge the terrible fact that two ancient gorgon sisters (Caroline Munro and Martine Beswicke) have taken up residence in the nearby manor house.

Completed entirely in South Texas this past year, utilizing period costumes and old-school special effects, HOUSE OF THE GORGON is sure to be a delight for genre fans.

This special UK premiere screening will be followed by a Q&A with Caroline Munro, Martine Beswicke, Georgina Dugdale and writer-director Joshua Kennedy.

UK PREMIERE at Regent Street Cinema on Friday 25 January

https://www.regentstreetcinema.com

 

Trailer released for post apocalyptic horror RIBBONS

BAFTA Award winning filmmakers Gregor Barclay and Colin Bell release the trailer for RIBBONS, their exciting Post-Apocalyptic horror-thriller.

Check it out below...




Ribbons tells the story of a dinner party gone awry; first through the antagonistic actions of the host, and latterly through the intervention of a nuclear bomb, which detonates in the city beyond and necessitates the end of dinner and the guests' swift departure downstairs to the host's panic room / fallout shelter. 

Our host is revealed to be what's known as a doomsday-prepper -his subterranean bunker is equipped with everything that he and his wife need to survive the nuclear winter. Everything has gone according to his fastidious emergency plans – everything except the number of people now sharing the bunker with him. Perhaps there are ways he can thin the herd? It's for the good of humanity, of course...

Kim Allan (Outlaw King), Robert Jack (In Plain Sight), Kirstin McLean (Taggart) and Kirsty Strain (Outlander, Anna and the Apocalypse) star.

 

Horror Channel to serve up Festive Frights this December...

Be prepared for an X-rated Xmas this December as Horror Channel serves up an horrific host of premieres, leading with the UK premiere of Xmas anthology A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY. Tales From The Crypt meets Silent Night Deadly Night as zombies elves, Xmas demons and William Shatner invade UK homes on Saturday 22nd of December.


There are also channel premieres for Michael Thelin’s unnerving and superbly performed chiller EMELIE, and the star-studied jungle nightmare ANACONDA, with Jon Voight, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube and Eric Stoltz. From giant snakes we move to killer sharks and vampiric post-apocalyptic creatures – as the channel is giving seasonal first-showings to fearsome fantasy adventure SHARKNADO and blood-sucking survival thriller DAYLIGHT’S END, starring Lance Henriksen.

Plus, on Sunday 23rd December, Horror Channel is broadcasting the channel premiere of the blockbuster miniseries ARABIAN NIGHTS (Parts 1 & 2), starring Dougray Scott, Alan Bates, Rufus Sewell, Andy Serkis, James Frain, Jason Scott Lee, John Leguizamo, Vanessa-Mae and Alexei Sayle.

Full film details:

Sat 8 Dec @ 21:00 - EMELIE (2015) *Channel Premiere


When their regular babysitter calls to say she’s unavailable, the Thompsons find a last minute replacement to look after their three kids while they celebrate their 13th wedding anniversary. But no sooner have the parents pulled out of the driveway than it becomes clear that Anna is no ordinary babysitter. As the evening creeps along the children begin to realise they might be in serious danger from the psychologically disturbed woman who has invaded their home.


Sat 15 Dec @ 21:00 – ANACONDA (1997) – *Channel Premiere


A documentary film crew led by anthropologist Steven Cale (Eric Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) enters the mysterious world of the Amazon in search of the legendary Shirishama Indians. But when they meet Paul Sarone (Jon Voight), who is on his own dark quest to track a lethal 40-foot Anaconda, the expedition becomes a jungle nightmare and they must use every primal resource just to stay alive.


Sat 22 Dec @ 21:00 – A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (2015) *UK TV Premiere


Four Yule-tide stories to freeze the festive soul…In the small town of Bailey Downs, High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family is stalked through a Winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves…


Fri 28 Dec @ 21:00 – SHARKNADO (2013) * Channel Premiere


When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorise the waterlogged populace. And with the high-speed winds forming tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air. This is the first instalment in the cult Sharknada film series and stars Tara Reid, Ian Ziering and John Heard.


29 Dec @ 21:00 – DAYLIGHT’S END (2016) *Channel Premiere


An unprecedented viral plague has nearly eradicated humanity, and In this desolate and abandoned world, Rourke, (Johnny Strong) hunts for whatever was responsible for slaughtering his family two years earlier. Teaming up with a band of survivors, led by Frank Hill (Lance Henriksen), they soon discover that they are not the only creatures that withstood the apocalypse.


Sun 23 Dec @ 15:00 – ARABIAN NIGHTS, Parts 1 & 2 (2000) *Channel Premiere


Told as five stories adapted from the medieval epic, One Thousand and One Nights, we follow the dramatic fortunes of two brothers, Schahzenan (James Frain) and Shahryar (Dougray Scott) as they fight for the right to rule the kingdom. Schahriar, the elder by a mere four minutes, must find a wife before the next full moon if he is to succeed...
 
Horror Channel: Be Afraid
 
TV: Sky 317 / Virgin 149 / Freeview 70 / Freesat 138

Website: http://www.horrorchannel.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/horrorchannel
Twitter: https://twitter.com/horror_channel

 

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Standard Edition of 'NIGHT OF THE DEMON' coming from Indicator films

Due to unprecedented demand for the NIGHT OF THE DEMON LIMITED EDITION 2-Disc Blu-ray Box Set, Indicator are releasing a standard 2-disc edition on 26th November.

This version will not include the special packaging, double-sided poster or 80-page book, but it will carry over all alternative feature presentations and the incredible array of new and archival special features.

Based on M R James’ classic tale of terror, ‘Casting the Runes’, and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur’s (Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, Out of the Past) Night of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of Twentieth-Century cinema. 

Released on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features.

INDICATOR 2-DISC BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES:

DISC ONE:
• Night of the Demon – the original full-length pre-release version (96 mins)
• Curse of the Demon – the US reissue version (96 mins)
• 2K BFI restoration presentations at 1.75:1
• High Definition remaster presentations at 1.66:1
• Original mono audio
• Audio commentary with film historian Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’

DISC TWO:
• Night of the Demon – the original UK theatrical cut (82 mins)
• Curse of the Demon – the original US theatrical cut (82 mins)
• High Definition remasters at 1.66:1
• Original mono audio
• Speak of the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’ (2007, 20 mins): a documentary featuring actor Peggy Cummins and production designer Ken Adam
• Cloven in Two (2018, 23 mins): a video essay exploring the different versions
• Hal E Chester at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1996, 51 mins): a rare archival video interview with the producer • Dana Andrews on ‘Night of the Demon’ (1972, 10 mins): a rare audio interview with the actor conducted by film historian and preservationist Scott MacQueen
• The Devil’s in the Detail (2018, 36 mins): Christopher Frayling discusses the film and Ken Adam
• Horrors Unseen (2018, 27 mins): an interview with Chris Fujiwara, author of Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall
• Sinister Signs (2018, 21 mins): an analysis by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies
• Under the Spell (2018, 19 mins): a personal appreciation by horror writer Ramsey Campbell
• The Devil Gets His Due (2018, 23 mins): Scott MacQueen details the film’s release history
• The Truth of Alchemy (2018, 22 mins): a discussion of M R James by author Roger Clarke
• The Devil in Music (2018, 11 mins): David Huckvale on composer Clifton Parker
• A Note of Fear (2018, 10 mins): Scott MacQueen discusses aspects of the film’s score
• Casting the Runes (1984, 53 mins): an audio recording of Michael Hordern reading M R James’ original story
• Escape: ‘Casting the Runes’ (1947, 30 mins): a radio adaptation of the story
• Super 8 version (7 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation
• Isolated music & effects track
• Original theatrical trailer
• Image gallery: promotional and production material
• New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

REGION FREE

The film will be released 26th November 2018

Pre-order the Blu-Ray Amazon.co.uk


HALLOWEEN coming to UK Digital and Disc February...

The infamous killer Michael Myers strikes again in HALLOWEEN, arriving on Digital on February 11, 2019, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 25, 2019. 

Hailed by critics as “chilling and inventive” (Den of Geek), Halloween takes place four decades after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) narrowly escaped the masked Michael Myers’ brutal killing spree. Packed with bonus features including chilling deleted and extended scenes as well as special featurettes showing behind-the-scenes looks at creating the film, Halloween delivers spine-chilling, hair-raising intensity and thrills to both new and repeat viewers.

Forty years after the events of 1978’s Halloween, Laurie Strode (Curtis) now lives in a heavily guarded home on the edge of Haddonfield, where she’s spent decades preparing for Michael’s potential return. After being locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when a bus transfer goes terribly wrong, leading to chaos in the same town he preyed on decades earlier. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the deranged killer returns for her and her family – but this time, she’s ready for him.

Master of horror John Carpenter (Halloween (1978), The Thing) joins forces with director David Gordon Green (Joe, Pineapple Express) and producers Jason Blum (Blumhouse), Malek Akkad (Trancas International Films) and Bill Block (Miramax) for this follow up to Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror film. 

Halloween also includes a stellar cast including Judy Greer (Ant-Man and The Wasp, Jurassic World), Andi Matichak (“Underground”), Will Patton (Armageddon, The Punisher), and Virginia Gardner (Project Almanac, “Runaways”). Proving “classics never die” (Mara Reinstein, US Weekly), Halloween offers a tricky treat for audiences both old and new. Halloween is the perfect slasher film, lauded as “hands down the best Halloween sequel ever” (Katie Walsh, Nerdist) and “immensely entertaining” (Eric Eisenberg, Cinemablend). 

BONUS FEATURES on 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM & DVD:
Deleted/Extended Scenes
-Extended Shooting Range
-Deleted Suicide Thoughts
-Shower Mask Visit
-Jog to a Hanging Dog
-Allyson and Friends at School
-Cameron and Cops Don't Mix
-Deluxe Banh Mi Cops
-Sartain and Hawkins Ride Along
Back in Haddonfield: Making Halloween
The Original Scream Queen
The Sound of Fear
Journey of the Mask
The Legacy of Halloween

Pre-order the UK 4K BD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order the UK DVD from Amazon.co.uk



 

Emma Dark Releases Experimental Art Film PURGATORIC

Award-winning Filmmaker Emma Dark Releases Experimental Art Film PURGATORIC Starring Iconic Film Journalist and Artist Billy Chainsaw

PURGATORIC is an experimental art film from award-winning filmmaker Emma Dark (Salient Minus Ten, Seize the Night). Shot digitally it has been affected in post production to give it a Super 8mm look and feel. The film explores themes of death, sadness, uncertainty, and ultimately hope. PURGATORIC stars cult film and arts icon Billy Chainsaw (Strippers vs Werewolves, Cry Wolf), with music by London based band The Core (comprised of Pete McDonnell and Mick Corr).

Unlike Emma's festival short films "Salient Minus Ten" (2017) and "Seize the Night" (2015), PURGATORIC has been produced on minimal budget with a crew comprising of just Emma (responsible for screenplay, camera, editing, and direction), with Pete McDonnell and Mick Corr known collectively as "The Core" composing the film's haunting score, a behind the scenes photographer, and up-and-coming artist Joe K. Worrall providing the poster art.

Winner of the 2018 Starburst magazine’s Media City Film Festival 'Best Director Fantasy Award' and The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival's 'Albert Pyun Inspiration Award' Director Emma Dark had this to say about PURGATORIC:

"Although my focus to date has been on larger scale projects I wanted to take some time in-between other ventures to experiment with a variety of concepts, themes and camera techniques. I've already released various other self shot creative pieces to the web but have generally kept these fairly low key to avoid detracting away from my festival short films (which take considerably more time, money and resources). However, I plan to create a range of creative and commercial pieces featuring named actors and public figures to show versatility and to carry that experience across to larger projects, with the end goal ultimately being a debut feature film. 


"I'd had the basic idea for PURGATORIC floating around in my head for a couple of years, and when Billy and The Core both expressed interest in being part of a future project it seemed like the right time to explore this idea. Everyone involved has put their all into PURGATORIC, and I think that shows in the end result. I do hope audiences like the film."

PURGATORIC recently received its world premiere at former Kerrang! and Bizarre magazine contributor Chainsaw's NOVA NIGHTS film club in Bloomsbury, London, preceded by a live performance art piece (also featuring Chainsaw and directed by Emma Dark) to an intimate audience of well-known industry professionals and film fans. 

The film can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/300878196 

 



Tuesday, 20 November 2018

CRUCIBLE OF THE VAMPIRE in UK cinemas 1st Feb 2019

Making its World Premiere at Cannes Film Festival and garnering rave reviews at other major festivals, Iain Ross- McNamee’s gothic chiller Crucible of the Vampire is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 1 February 2019, followed by its home entertainment release on 4 February 2019 in dual format DVD and Blu-ray and on digital platforms courtesy of Screenbound Entertainment. 


Starring British acting favourite Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty, Men Behaving Badly), alongside rising stars Katie Goldfinch and Florence Cady, this brooding vampire tale gives a strong nod to classic British horror greats and the genre defining Hammer Horror films.

A young museum curator Isabelle (Katie Goldfinch) is sent to look at an ancient artefact, discovered in the basement of a stately home in Shropshire. Welcomed into the sprawling manor house by a seemingly hospitable family; Karl (Larry Rew), his wife Evelyn (Babette Barat) and their beautiful daughter Scarlet (Florence Cady), but all is not what it seems, as a dark and terrifying secret hangs over them.

When Isabelle discovers the truth within the mansion’s foreboding walls, can she escape the clutches of its malevolent occupants?

This immortal tale, which moves from the English Civil War to the present day, is smart, stylish, sexy and as sharp as vampire’s teeth.

View the trailer....





Thursday, 15 November 2018

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: COMPLETE FOURTH SERIES

From AMC Studios, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SERIES returns – and through a new pair of eyes as our heroes fight against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart.

SERIES FOUR, sees the world of Madison Clark and her family collide as they encounter Morgan Jones. Together they find themselves struggling with uncertainty and discovery as they meet new friends, foes and threats. They fight for each other, against each other and against a legion of the dead to somehow build an existence against the crushing pressure of lives coming apart. 

Featuring an electric cast with returning fan favourites including; KIM DICKENS (Gone Girl, The Blind Side) as Madison Clark; FRANK DILLANE (In The Heart Of The Sea, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick Clark; ALYCIA DEBNAM-CAREY (Into The Storm, The Devil’s Hand) as Alicia Clark; COLMAN DOMINGO (Selma, Lincoln) as Victor Strand and DANAY GARCIA (Prison Break, Sniper: Ultimate Kill) as Luciana Galve

Joining our cast of survivors for season four are; LENNIE JAMES (Snatch, Colombiana) as Morgan Jones, crossing over from The Walking Dead into a new world of fear. GARRET DILLAHUNT (12 Years A Slave, Looper) as John Dorey; a man who has been living on his own for a long time; MAGGIE GRACE (Lost, Taken) as Althea; someone uniquely qualified to survive and JENNA ELFMAN (Dharma and Greg, Kicking and Screaming) as Naomi, a woman who has a good reason for keeping people at a distance.

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
Farewell
Inside the Episodes
Making Of: Behind the Episodes
The Minds behind Fear The Walking Dead
On set with: Colman Domingo, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman
Cast on Crew: VFX, Costumes, Props

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from 3rd December 2018, courtesy of Entertainment One.

ALSO AVAILABLE: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1-4 BOX SET (DVD)

Pre-order Series 4 on Blu-Ray at Amazon.co.uk

Pre-order Series 4 on DVD at Amazon.co.uk

 

PET SEMATARY, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, & DIE HARD Apparel Unearthed by Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags has explored sour ground to unearth new merchandise from Pet Sematary, Night of the Living Dead, and Die Hard.

Dead is better with Fright-Rags's Pet Sematary collection. From little Gage and Church the cat to Victor Pascow and Zelda, all of the nightmarish imagery from the 1989 Stephen King adaptation is represented on four new T-shirts. 

 

Fright-Rags continues its Night of the Living Dead 50th anniversary celebration with a new shirt, two enamel pins, and a pair of socks from George A. Romero's seminal classic. The company also made Dead Neighbors, a short film that imagines what may have inspired Romero as a young boy. Keep an eye out for a cameo from Night of the Living Dead's Russell Streiner! 

Fright-Rags' Die Hard merchandise will have you saying "Yippee ki-yay!" throughout the holiday season. The explosive collection includes three T-shirts, a pair of socks, and five enamel pins, including one with swinging action and another with opening elevator doors.

Pet Sematary, Night of the Living Dead, and Die Hard collections are on sale now at Fright-Rags.com.

Be sure to check back on November 23 for Fright-Rags' annual Black Friday sale, featuring over 150 shirts discounted up to 50% off! Trading cards, masks, lounge pants, all women's tees, and more will also be on sale.

Announcing The Slaughter Awards at November's DarkFest!!!

Horror is one of the most popular and enduring of genres, but too often it is one that gets little respect come awards time. That is about to change though, with the creation of The Slaughter Awards. 

These unique awards honouring the achievements of those working within the horror genre are cast in the image of Tod Slaughter (Norman Carter Slaughter, 19 March 1885 - 19 February 1956), an English actor, best known for his barnstorming performances in macabre film adaptations of Victorian melodramas.

Slaughter remains Britain’s greatest unsung horror star and we are proud to be keeping his memory alive with these British Oscars for the horror world. The Slaughters depict Tod in his most famous role as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. “You have a lovely throat for a razor, sir…” to be handed out annually at the DarkFest film festival in November.

These prestigious awards are presented by The Dark Side magazine in conjunction with We Belong Dead and the Slaughter Awards Committee, which is made up of respected individuals from within the horror fan community.

The first five specially selected ‘Lifetime Achievement’ awards will be presented at the 2018 all-day DarkFest which takes place on Saturday November 24th at the Genesis Cinema in London’s East End - just a stone’s throw away from where Jack the Ripper once plied his grisly trade. The Genesis is especially known for its quality pies, hopefully not made by Mrs Lovatt.

The first recipients have been specially chosen by the Slaughter Awards Committee and count among their number a legendary star of Hammer horror films and a writer whose books influenced countless genre fans in their youth.

Future ‘Slaughter’ awards will be chosen by members of the public in advance ballots. Categories will include Best Film, Best TV Show, Best Home Video Distributor, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best DVD Extras, Best Book and Best Author. There will also be further Lifetime Achievement Awards voted for by genre fans worldwide.



Monday, 12 November 2018

CAPTIVE STATE - new teaser trailer released.

From the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes comes a smart sci-fi thriller in the vein of District 9 and Arrival

Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, CAPTIVE STATE explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents. 

Check out the new teaser trailer below...


Directed by Rupert Wyatt, and starring John Goodman and Academy Award-nominee Vera Farmiga. CAPTIVE STATE will be coming to UK cinemas in 2019.

Visit the official website and social media pages...

https://www.instagram.com/captivestatefilm/
 

Italian horror inspired short PHANTOMS OF THE FOG! available on YouTube.

Director Chris Milewski (A Taste of Phobia, POE IV: The Black Cat) got in touch to tell us about his latest Italian horror inspired short film — PHANTOMS OF THE FOG! 

This 11 minute affair consists of a heaping dose of, Italian horror, with a dash of those classic Vietnam War actions flicks churned out around the world during the mid to late 80s.  

Starring Filmiracle Productions regulars Karen Lynn and Terry Reilly, newcomer Ryan Fargo plays the part of a American soldier wandering around in the jungle for reasons unknown. 

Having worked with such Italian cinema greats as Fabio Frizzi, Franco Garofalo, and Silvia Collatina, Chris is no stranger to the Italians, and so this time around has recruited Luca Coscarella to deliver a hypnotic musical score.

View it online below...




Sunday, 11 November 2018

Trailer For Tech Horror Short Film END USER released

London (U.K.) based filmmaker Sarah Appleton has released the trailer for her first self produced and directed narrative short film - END USER, a tech horror with a comedy edge. Professional videographer, documentary filmmaker and writer Sarah has previously worked with the likes of the British Film Institute (BFI), Arrow Video, Severin Films, Studio Canal, 101-Films and more under her video production company banner Caprisar Productions. 


END USER (2018) Trailer [short] from Caprisar Productions on Vimeo.

Phones don’t kill people  people do! As technology becomes more and more a part of day-to-day life, a mother and daughter learn a hard lesson about what happens when they allow their phones to track their whereabouts, as well as the sinister nature of tailored adverts.


This short comedy-horror stars Tami and Loraine Stone and features Caroline Munro (The Spy Who Loved Me, Dracula A.D. 1972).



END USER is set to receive it's world premiere at cult horror magazine The Dark Side's annual film festival DarkFest at the Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London on November 24, 2018. Tickets are available via Darkside Magazine

Caprisar Productions - caprisarproductions.com
Caprisar Twitter - twitter.com/caprisarfilms
Sarah's Twitter - twitter.com/SarahAppleton_



Friday, 9 November 2018

Zane Hershberger Announces Ferocious 80's Style Action/Thriller FORCE TO FEAR

Pennsylvanian (U.S.A.) based filmmaker Zane Hershberger is set to make his feature directorial debut with 80's style indie action thriller FORCE TO FEAR

FORCE TO FEAR is a retro style film that mashes the slasher movie idea with a violent, action/revenge/thriller. Taking place in an abandoned school close to Halloween, several different individuals, comprising of two kidnappers, a drug dealer, a group of college kids, and a killer (all with different sinister agendas) converge on the building. Once they cross paths, chaos ensues, and rest of the night becomes a bloody game of survival of the fittest.

Mr Hershberger had this to say about the film: “Growing up watching films like 'Savage Streets', 'Night School', and the 1987 Australian film 'Dangerous Game' inspired me to make my own action/thriller. My co-writer Chad Bruns (who is also set to star in FORCE TO FEAR) and I wanted a story that keeps the audience guessing the whole time and throws some curve balls in there as well. I think we’ve delivered what we think a midnight movie crowd would want with this story.”

Zane’s previous work includes being involved in various capacities on over five feature length films. Directorial work includes retro horror short film "Trespassers" (which is featured on anthology release "10/31"), and past cinematography work includes Justin M. Seaman’s festival favourite "The Barn".

FORCE TO FEAR is currently crowdfunding, to find out more about the film visit the Indiegogo Page.

Visit the Official Facebook page.